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One reason North Korea has been the focus of worldwide attention in the mid-1990’s is because of its
a) nuclear weapons development programs
b) commitment to increasing political freedoms
c) development of a strong and expanding economy
d) efforts to revive communism in Eastern Europe

Under the leadership of Fidel Castro, Cuba has become an example of
a) the success of democracy in improving conditions in a developing nation
b) a nation in which the efforts of the United Nations has improved human rights
c) a communist government struggling to maintain power despite economic problems
d) the successful reform of agriculture from single-crop to multicrop production

Which fact about China has been the cause of the other three?
a) the economy of China has trouble providing for all the needs of the people
b) the Chinese government has set limits on the number of children families may have
c) Chinese cities have a severe shortage of housing
d) China’s population exceeds one billion

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s, Russia has attempted to build an economic system based on
a) a return to feudalism
b) the ideas of Marx and Lenin
c) the writings of Mao Zedong
d) free-market a system

Which conclusion is valid concerning the food shortages some nations of Africa and Asia during the 1970’s and 1980’s?
a) misuse of the land has destroyed many rich food-producing regions
b) too few people in Africa and Asia are involved in food production
c) acid rain has been the major cause of crop failures
d) European nations stopped shipping food to these regions

In Mexico and India, the Green Revolution has been successful because it has
a) promoted democratic reform
b) increased agricultural productivity
c) introduced western culture and values
d) established economic equality among the people

The main goal of the Green Revolution was to
a) prevent further destruction of the world's rain forests
b) solve chronic food shortages through the use of technology
c) expand the economies of developing nations with foreign investment
d) insure that foreign aid was received by people with the greatest need

A study of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union and of severe air pollution in Mexico would lead to the conclusion that
a) technology can cause problems throughout the world
b) international trade is more profitable than domestic commerce
c) modern science cannot solve most political problems
d) agricultural nations have caused major world environmental problems

A major environmental problem affecting Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia has been
a) air pollution
b) Deforestation
c) disposal of nuclear waste
d) acid rain

Many scientist believe that the 'greenhouse effect' is the result of
a) overgrazing on land in developing nations
b) using large amounts of gasoline, oil, and coal in developed nations
c) testing nuclear weapons in violation of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
d) using natural fertilizers to increase crop production

A major factor contributing to the destruction of the Amazon rain forests is the
a) movement of people from rural to urban areas
b) attempt of native peoples to end illegal drug traffic
c) need for more farmland
d) need for more farmland

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased in recent years. Environmentalists suggest this change is a direct result of the
a) improper storage of solid and nuclear waste
b) overcutting of forests and the increased use of fossil fuels
c) dumping of inorganic material into lakes and rivers
d) use of herbicides and toxic substances such as asbestos and DDT

In developing countries, the use of wood, charcoal, and dung as major sources of energy has created an increase in
a) economic dependence on industrialized nations
b) sales an profits for international oil corporations
c) deforestation and other environmental problems
d) nuclear waste products

A negative impact of the use of modern technology is that
a) levels of air and water pollution often increase
b) economic opportunities are frequently limited
c) contacts with other cultures decrease
d) international trade is limited

In Latin America, the deforestation of the Amazon rain forest has led to
a) the maintenance of a traditional way of life
b) the discovery of new medicines
c) overpopulation in rural regions
d) environmental dangers

In the 1980's, the governments of both Brazil and Malaysia supported the cutting of timber in their rain forests as a means of
a) achieving economic prosperity
b) increasing the national debt
c) controlling rebellions of indigenous peoples
d) preventing exploitation by imperialist nations

What harms the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander. In this quotation, the author is suggesting that
a) totalitarian governments generally support civil liberties
b) nations of the world must always condemn human rights violations whenever they occur
c) ethnic cleansing is not an issue to be addressed by the United Nations
d) demonstrations against human rights violations are of limited value

'United States Adopts Economic Sanctions Against South Africa' 'Chinese Dissidents Imprisoned After Student Protest' 'Kurds Forced To Flee Northern Iraq' These headlines are similar in that each refers to the issue of
a) imperialist expansion
b) peasant revolts
c) human rights violation
d) isolationist policies

The Tiananmen Square massacre in China was a reaction to
a) Deng Xiaoping's plan to revive the Cultural Revolution
b) student demands for greater individual rights and freedom of expression
c) China's decision to seek Western investors
d) Great Britain's decision to return Hong Kong to China

Today, human rights violations most often occur in nations in which
a) freedom of the press exists
b) government is limited by law
c) leaders have absolute control
d) government has a multiparty system

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